PROMISE SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE: High school seniors in the class of 2023 planning to apply for West Virginia’s Promise Scholarship have until March 1, 2023, to complete the Promise application. Through Promise, qualifying high school graduates receive annual awards of up to $5,000 to cover the cost of tuition and mandatory fees at West Virginia colleges and universities. The Promise application and eligibility requirements can be found at CollegeForWV.com/promise. Students are also encouraged to call the state’s free financial aid hotline at 877-987-7664 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. https://www.collegeforwv.com/programs/promise-scholarship/
Morgan County Schools held Math Field Day at Warm Springs Middle School yesterday, January 24. Join us in congratulating all our participants and the winners. Students at Warm Springs Middle School also participated in Estimation activities. The following students won prizes for their answers: Elias Lyda, Bowen Chen, Braylon Miller, Jennings Carder, and Malcolm Johns Roman Montgomery, Jackson Colvin, Shana Stotler, Haley Dudich, and Rylee Sauter Chloe Wills, Sarai Armes-Nunez, Julie-Anne Lacy, Davis Stotler, and Jalen Miller Peighton Higginbotham, Thomas Savicki, Ray Cunningham, Haley Dudich, and Jeremiah Clark Logan Brown, DJ Szaloki, Kaylee Stephan, Abigail Close, and Gavin Rucker We want to thank these folks for scoring today: Laura Smith, JC Fisher, Trinity Anderson, Donovan Tanouye, Myley Mullins, and Corey Smith
Morgan County Schools will close for in-person learning tomorrow, Wednesday, January 25. This will be Non-Traditional Instructional Day #4. Employees will follow reporting code A.
Morgan County Schools is pleased to welcome Jason Smith to the position of assistant principal at Berkeley Springs High School. Jason holds a Bachelors Degree from Towson University in English Education, a Masters Degree from McDaniel College in Athletic Administration, and a Master's Degree from the University of Texas: Arlington in Educational Leadership and Policies Studies. He began his teaching career in the Frederick County Maryland Public School System and then taught in the Washington County Public School System before moving to West Virginia. Moving to WV brought him to Shepherd University where he was the Assistant Women's Basketball Coach and Lecturer which then took him to Washington High School and now Musselman Middle School. His time in the classroom was spent as an English teacher at a variety of grade levels and abilities, ranging from 6th -12th grades, and included teaching Yearbook, AP Research, and AP Seminar. He has also spent time as a Lecturer at Shepherd University and an Adjunct Professor at Blue Ridge CTC in Martinsburg. His time on the athletic fields was spent coaching at the High School, Community College and University levels. His experience includes 13 years of high school and collegiate basketball, and several years of girls volleyball and softball, and boys and girls tennis. Jason shared, “As a new full time resident of Berkeley Springs, I am very excited to begin working with students, faculty, staff, parents, and the community in which I reside. Berkeley Springs is a hidden gem with a warm, welcoming friendly community and endless possibilities and a place I am happy to call home now.”
The State of West Virginia and the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) are pleased to offer, at no cost, premier summer programs for students following their seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, and eleventh grades in school. In 2023, two exciting opportunities are being added. A summary of the various programs, along with applications and deadlines, can be found at the link below. Contact your school counselor for more information. https://govschools.wv.gov/about_us/Pages/default.aspx
Congratulations to the County Science Fair winners. The County Science Fair was held on Saturday, January 14, 2023. Join us in congratulating all students that participated in the County Science Fair. Elementary Division: First Place winners all from WSIS - Elizabeth Visco, Greyson Beckman, Paige and Addison Waugh, Isabella Rust, and Rhylee Griffith Second Place winners all from WSIS - Bowen Chen, Sophia James, Caden McCumbee, Adia Hostler, and Gabe Edwards Third Place winners all from WSIS - Zoey Daniel, Odessa Rhoten, Dominic Fox, and Kaden Shover Honorable Mention: Zebby Didawick-WSIS and Parker Waugh-PVE Middle Division: First Place winners - Joselyn Smith-PPS, Jordan Unger- WSMS, Braden Brinegar- WSMS, Circe Powell- WSMS, Abigail Close, Abby Culp, and Lillian Barkley-WSMS, Parker Stotler-WSMS, Ray Cunningham-PPS, Isabella Powell-WSMS, and Zoe Dudderar-WSMS Second Place winner - Matthew Slifer-WSMS Special Awards: Best Graphic Design - Addison and Paige Waugh-WSIS Most Creative Model - Adia Hostler-WSIS Best Application of the Scientific Method - Parker Stotler-WSMS
SMART529 ESSAY CONTEST: The sixteenth annual SMART529 “When I Grow Up” essay contest for children from Kindergarten through Grade 5 is now underway through February 24, 2023. Check out the link to learn more. https://www.smart529.com/programs-and-events/student-entry.html
As a reminder, there is no school on Monday, January 16 for Martin Luther King, Jr Day.
Best wishes for a wonderful year ahead!
We hope that everyone is enjoying their Winter Break. As a reminder, school will be back in session on Tuesday, January 3. At this time, to ensure the safety of our students and staff, all visitors should be prepared to present photo identification upon entering our buildings.
Wishing our staff, students, and their families a charming holiday season this Christmas!
Update: This event has been postponed. New date will be released when available. Mark your calendar! Family event for students in grades K-5.
Morgan County Schools will close for in-person learning tomorrow, Thursday, December 22. This will be Non-Traditional Instructional Day #3. Employees will follow reporting code A. We wish everyone a wonderful holiday and we look forward to welcoming students back on January 3.
MC After 3 is a free afterschool program open to all BSHS students. Contact Michael Wilder at email@example.com or call 304-258-2871 for more information. MC After 3 is a free afterschool program open to all WSMS students. Contact Becky Harden at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 304-258-1500 for more information.
As a reminder, there is a scheduled 2hr Early Dismissal on Thursday, December 22 for Faculty Senate. There is NO school Friday, December 23 through Monday, January 2 for Winter Break. Students will return to school on Tuesday, January 3.
Morgan County Schools will close for in-person learning today, Friday, December 16. This will be Non-Traditional Instructional Day #2. Students should follow instructions as given by their teachers. Employees will follow reporting code A.
Morgan County Schools will be operating on a two hour delay for Friday, December 16. We are monitoring power outages, downed trees blocking roadways, and general road conditions and will reevaluate in the morning. Employees follow reporting code D.
Morgan County Schools will close for in-person learning tomorrow, Thursday, December 15. This will be Non-Traditional Instructional Day #1. Students should follow instructions as given by their teachers. Employees will follow reporting code A.